Geraldine O’ Neill

Written by Kevin Kavanagh on . Posted in Artists

(b.1971), lives and works in Dublin.

“Every painter recapitulates the history of painting in his or her own way,” wrote Gilles Deleuze in his Francis Bacon study. It is a deceptively simple way of wording a complicated insight about being a painter and the labour it takes to make your practice count.

Gearldine O’Neill works through the history of painting rather like a dancer who goes hill-walking on Everest and discovers a panoramic base camp peopled by artists, scientists and philosophers. It is about time. About space too. Above all, it is about painting from the skin, meaning that technique matters and that craft must be conceptualised before it appears as art.


Links to previous Shows:

Solo Exhibition – Many-worlds interpretation agus rudaí eile nach iad, February 16th – 18th March, 2017.

Group Exhibition – Instant Crush, July 4 – August 2 2014

Reciprocal Space, 13th Sept – 13th Oct 2012

Group Show – Preview 2012, 20 December 2011 – 6 January 2012

Horopter, 2 – 23 Dec. 2010

Group Show – Something tells me it’s all happening at the zoo, 29 July – 28 August 2010

Group Show – Above the Fold, 8 – 23 December 2009

Group Show – Group Therapy, 28 November – 23 December 2008

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